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Teaching Fantasy Football to One New Player At A Time
It’s no secret amongst sports fans how popular fantasy games have become. While many still remain faithful to their professional teams, others have put their feelings aside and drafted their own rosters in hopes of outscoring their fellow couch coaches. In this world of matchups, an athlete’s achievements are based on how many points he accumulates according to a scoring system off the field, not whether his team wins on it. In fantasy sports, players don’t break records or build legacies; they earn your trust or break your heart. Quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, kickers and team defenses - they're all pawns in a game that has changed how fans watch football.
The goal of this site is to inform new and curious players about the history of this gaming phenomenon, how and where they can play, the standard scoring system used in most popular leagues, and who exactly is spending time playing it.
In case you're wondering, here are some facts about the average fantasy sports player:
- Has played for 8.5 years
- Spends an average of $467.60 per year playing fantasy sports
- 3 out of 4 play fantasy sports with people they know
- Spend about 3 hours per week managing their teams
- 73 percent are married
- Average age is 41 years old
Source: Fantasy Sports Trade Commission
What does all that mean, exactly?
People who join in the fun become addicted. Not only do they compete for bragging rights and cash prizes, but many leagues are started and run by families, friends and/or coworkers who engage in a bonding experience between one another that can be rewarding itself.
Bragging rights, big money jackpots – it’s all for the taking. So put your game face on and get ready to start playing the only gaming sport where amateurs can pretend to be professionals and receive credit for it.